Registration for Visiting Students

The Basic Data Form collects basic information from visiting students (students who wish to take classes for credit without being enrolled in a degree program). Here at UC, we call these students "non-matriculated students" because they have not matriculated into a degree program. Other colleges or universities may refer to these students as nondegree–seeking students. The information in the Basic Data Form is required for the Office of the Registrar to create an account for non-matriculated students in order for them to have access to the registration system, Catalyst.

Registration Steps

1) Complete the Basic Data Form

Basic Data Form users who are experiencing an eAccessibility barrier may Report an eAccessibility Concern.

Schedule Available: Monday, January 23, 2022
Basic Data Forms Accepted Starting: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Open Enrollment Begins: Monday, February 28, 2022

Schedule Available: Monday, February 14, 2022
Basic Data Forms Accepted Starting: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Open Enrollment Begins: Monday, April 11, 2022

2) Wait for Your Login Credentials

You will receive your login credentials approximately two–three business days from the date the form was received. You will be contacted by email with your Username and UCID. To access Catalyst, your initial password is Uc!mmddyyyy. You will then be prompted to create your own password.

Your Username and password will be used to access all Catalyst student services online. Your UCID is used for both academic and administrative purposes to ensure that you are correctly identified.

3) Complete the Financial Agreement

With your Username and UCID, you are ready to access Catalyst.

All students will need to complete a Financial Agreement prior to registering. You will find the Financial Agreement along with any other To Do items in your Tasks tile in Catalyst.

4) Register for Classes

You will be able to register during the published Open Enrollment Dates for the term in which you wish to take classes.

Review the Registration How to Guide for videos and instructions for navigating the registration processes at UC.

To request an override of requisites, please follow the Class Permissions Procedures. It is up to the different colleges at UC to grant permission that will override the requisites—if they feel it is appropriate.

Please note: The Office of the Registrar is unable to process permissions requests.

5) Check out other important resources.

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati!

If you have any questions regarding your Basic Data Form submission, please contact One Stop.